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Hungarians rally on national day for and against PM Orban

Budapest - Thousands of Hungarians took to the streets Sunday in separate national day demonstrations to both protest against, and voice support for, Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Protein linked to Alzheimer's discovered in brains as young as 20

In a study released today, researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois found traces of the protein amyloid in patients as young as 20. The abnormal protein is a cause of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia.

Hungarian politician warns of relativising Communist crimes

Budapest - A senior Hungarian politician has criticised the West for relativising the crimes committed by Communist regimes during Hungary’s Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Communism.

Hungary PM needs style change after poll setback: analysts

Budapest - Hungary's strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban needs to strike a less confrontational stance after his ruling party Fidesz lost its parliamentary super-majority in a key by-election, analysts said."There is a need for a correction.

Hungary to launch memorial year for Gulag victims

Hungarian Minister for Human Resources, Zoltán Balog, has announced the start of a year of remembrance for the victims of the Soviet mass deportations to the Gulag in 1944 and 1945.

Maverick Hungarian PM Orban suffers by-election blow

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban lost his two-thirds majority in parliament in a key by-election on Sunday that could trigger a further slide in the maverick premier's popularity.

Putin visits his EU friend, Hungary's Orban, amid Ukraine tension

Budapest - Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a controversial visit to Budapest on Tuesday, showing the world he still has a friend in Europe in Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban despite East-West tension over Ukraine.

Putin urges Kiev not to stop Ukraine soldiers from laying down arms

Budapest - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday urged Kiev to allow Ukrainian soldiers who are encircled by pro-Russian rebels in the town of Debaltseve to lay down their weapons.

Two thousand Hungarians protest in Budapest on eve of Putin visit

Budapest - Hundreds of Hungarians took to the streets of Budapest on Monday to protest against Vladimir Putin, a day ahead of the Russian leader's visit to Budapest.

Merkel presses Orban's Hungary over NGOs, media

Budapest - German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed concern Monday at the treatment in Hungary of civil society groups and the media as she paid her first visit to Budapest under Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Hungarians rally against Orban ahead of Merkel visit

Budapest - Thousands of Hungarians took to the streets of Budapest Sunday seeking support from Chancellor Angela Merkel against their Prime Minister Viktor Orban a day ahead of the German leader's visit to the ex-communist nation.

Hungary under pressure to pick sides in Russia-EU standoff

Budapest - Hungary's maverick Prime Minister Viktor Orban has spent the past year straddling the divide between Russia and his European Union counterparts on the crisis in Ukraine.But he may soon be forced to pick sides.

Orban admits Hungarian 'shameful' Holocaust role

Budapest - Many Hungarians chose "bad instead of good" in helping deport Jews to Nazi death camps, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Monday in his first acknowledgement of his country's complicity in the Holocaust.

New hi-tech piano demonstrated in Hungary

Budapest - A new so-called “Wonder Piano” has been unveiled by its inventor in Budapest, Hungary and is claimed to be the next step in piano design, using carbon composite technology instead of wood for its soundboard.

Hungarian Jews mark 70 years since Budapest ghetto liberation

Budapest - Hungarian Jews and Soviet army veterans gathered Sunday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation by the Red Army of the Budapest ghetto in World War II.

Hungarian protesters hit out at Orban's 'move towards Russia'

Budapest - Thousands of Hungarians protested Friday at what they see as the country's move towards Russia in the latest demonstration against the government of controversial Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Hungary to resume gas supply to Ukraine

Budapest - Hungary is to resume supplies of natural gas to Ukraine following the suspension of deliveries in September as demand in the country is not as high as was expected.

Italy: Circus owner dyed chow puppies to look like pandas

Brescia - A travelling circus in Italy has been sent to the dog-house after Italian state officials found the circus owner to be passing off two chow puppies as pandas, with their coats dyed to look the part.

Hungary's Orban faces tough 2015 after opinion polls nosedive

Budapest - With three election victories in less than a year under his belt, along with a rosy economic outlook, a weak opposition and a comfortable parliamentary majority, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban looked invincible just a few months ago.

Women struggle to be heard in 'macho' Hungary

Budapest - They were few in number given the cold and too chilly to wear the skimpy outfits and fishnet tights typical of "SlutWalk" demonstrations. But there was no doubt the marchers in "macho" Hungary were boiling with rage.
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